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The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Opening doors for college students in partnership with state government
Since 1989, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has sponsored a semester-long internship program for outstanding students, in all academic majors, from its 14 universities. The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) places these selected students in working relationships with policymakers in the executive and legislative branches of Pennsylvania government, as well as with independent boards, agencies, and commissions.  

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​​Jillian Deiley
Intern, Department of Corrections
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 
Communication Major and English Minor

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Melanie Donnelly
Intern, House Majority Leader Dave Reed
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Social Work Major
Malika Fields
Intern, Pennsylvania Department of State
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Communications and Spanish Major

Emily Haney
Intern, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Anthropology Major, Art History/Archaeology Minor

Jonathan Hoover
Intern, Representative Michael Hanna
California University of Pennsylvania
Political Science Major

Koffi Herman Kengbo
Intern, Philadelphia, Senator Vincent Hughes
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Political Science Major, French Minor

James Korman
Intern, House Speaker Michael Turzai
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Spanish and Political Science Major, International Studies Minor

Hunter Dale Mengel
Intern, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
History Major and Government, Political Affairs Minor

Taylor Moses
Intern, Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Political Science Major, Business Administration Minor

Wyatt Phoebe
Intern, Pennsylvania Department of State
West Chester University
Political Science Major, Russian Language Minor

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Cheryl Vazquez
Intern, Department of Environmental Protection
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Political Science and German Major

 Get involved with THIS

Students interested in applying for a THIS internship position should contact their THIS Faculty Campus Coordinator.
Based at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, THIS is administered by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs in the Office of the Chancellor.  The Resident Faculty Director in Harrisburg coordinates activities and organizes the program. 

 Additional Information

For information on obtaining a THIS student intern for your office, please contact Dr. Jonathan Smith, Resident Faculty Director.